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Casting revealed for West End production of The Commitments

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The forthcoming West End production of The Commitments will feature a cast comprising many performers making their West End debuts.

Directed by Jamie Lloyd and based on the book by Roddy Doyle, the production will include Denis Grindel as Jimmy Rabbitte. Grindel is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and originally studied law at university. He makes his West End debut in the show.

Also appearing in the West End for the first time will be Sarah O’Connor, Stephanie McKeon and Jessica Cervi, who will play The Commitmentettes.

The cast also includes Killian Donnelly, who has appeared in the West End productions of The Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, as Deco.

Meanwhile, Ben Fox will play Joey and Mark Dugdale will appear as Derek.

Doyle said: “I’ve been sitting in rehearsals, watching these terrific young people becoming The Commitments. I’m hearing them sing, I’m watching them play their instruments, and it all makes me very happy and excited.”

The show is produced by The Commitments London and has design by Soutra Gilmour, lighting by Jon Clark, choreography by Ann Yee, and music supervision by Alan Williams.

It opens at the Palace Theatre on October 8, with previews from September 21.

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